Senior Taliban leader held in Afghanistan

A senior Taliban leader was detained by security forces in Afghanistan Monday, the ministry of interior affairs said.

IANS| Last Updated: May 19, 2014, 14:45 PM IST

Kabul: A senior Taliban leader was detained by security forces in Afghanistan Monday, the ministry of interior affairs said.

Mullah Abdullah, a key Taliban leader, was detained in Pul-e-Alam city in eastern Logar province during an operation by the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police, Afghanistan Times reported.
According to an interior ministry official Mullah Abdullah was involved in terrorist attacks including roadside bombings in Pul-e-Alam city.
Security forces also seized different types of heavy and light weapons along with explosives during the operation.